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So much stuff on this site...man I've been clicking around for weeks and I'm still drooling...
So's I get a bit of momentum going, I'll start with some ol' studies.
This is what I did this summer when I got bored and didn't know what to draw.
I'd flip open a national geographic and speedraw in ink. The idea was to warm up by doing these as fast as I could
....not letting any room for patience and analysis but more of an
I really suck at architecture so I'm promise myself to post more like this and try to get GOOD at it....this one's gonna get colored...maybe today
Here's another thing I suck at....Painting... so you guys are gonna get to see what I'm really bad at....I'm gonna need help All these speedpaints I see on this site really blow my mind and I'm learning lots so far, so her's the digital in order of execution
trying out brushes and getting familiar with ps....lost patience
Not getting bogged down with construction but more or less trying to get values, volume and lighting right... and brushes
Got this picture in the deepsea ref. forum. Helluvalot o' fun
This is my latest study, I try not to spend to much time on these, mostly because I want results quickly and trying to experiment as much as I can with
brushes... starting to understand something
Posted this one in DSG...(it got pretty crazy) promise I won't be redundant with my future posts when I get proficient with posting ( My first thread ever !!)
I try applying the speed painting principle to traditional media... never went to art school so'm trying to simulate an education here.
So this is my go at it..... it won't be as daily as it should be but I'll try to stay constant.... be posting more stuff soon !!
I'm a newbie at posting so if IM doing something wrong...lemme know
Last edited by Dennal Floss; November 27th, 2004 at 10:57 AM.
Most of these drawings will get removed later on...when I get more regular and start posting REAL daily's.
Here a a few pages from a collective comic book me and some friends are doing. It's pure improv ( with a set of minor rules ); once you get the comicbook folder, you read it up and then do your page all while trying to keep the storyline constant.....You have one week for one page....it's fun
The first page is the rough version 'cuz I likes it better then the inked one.
Here's a morning doodle I meant to include... I like doodling elderlies
Some life models... from 5 to 15 min. This was a few years back... I'm not that good anymore and it hurts... I haveta get back into it more....but the TIME OH DEAR LOOKIT THE TIME !!
Ok gotta study now, and post some real new stuff.
I often get to a point where I don't know how to improve on a painting anymore, and eventualy lose patience because I feel I'm only doing the same thing OVER and OVER again.
So I saw ladykillers the other night and grabbed a few stills. Really nice comp. and lighting in many scenes. The cohen brothers have a nasty esthetic sense to their storytelling....the movie itself was.....bah! I'll save that for the lounge forum.
Last edited by Dennal Floss; September 13th, 2004 at 06:18 PM.
Here's an unfinished piece that I feel is coming along well. So if I feel good about, I might as well post it before I do something EVIL to it. The next post should be a close to finished version.... maybe someone with good intentions will tell me what I should do before it all goes terribly wrong
Last edited by Dennal Floss; September 13th, 2004 at 06:19 PM.
Really enjoying your inks, and the architecture stuff is looking good. I've also noticed improvement in the paintings. Try using harder edged brushes and also less saturated colors. Hope that helps.
Steak-tron- Thanks for the feedback and encouraging comments. Seeing this site and witness how people struggle and improve tremendously on their work really got me going and made me realize how out of touch I am with an artistic community. Hope to see you here again !!!
Groover - Thanks for the advice, you're gonna have to check up on me to see if I'm listening.
My Life sessions are starting tomorow night, I can hardly wait !! I should be posting model stuff here at least weekly.
This is a foodgolem sketch I did for DSG. You can check out the finished version HERE
The tupperware on the right was an alternative version.
These are Flash illustrations that someone commissioned from me last summer. They were done with ref (of course). Didn't know I could do that sort of stuff. Took me 1h30 per illustration..funstuff with vectors
Here's today's second go at it. I desaturated the colors and as suggested, tried a hard edge brush. But I think I get lost in the steps I have to follow because this painting feels very irregular ( add a bit of shadow here...a bit there and oooopps forgot to do that detail.....now what color was I using ??)
Anyway. don't think I'll have time to work on it again today
so here's it is.
If you forget the color you were using, remember there's no shame in eyedropping colors that are already in the painting. While you have the brush tool selected, holding down the alt/option key conveniently changes the brush to the eyedropper tool. Just a tip, in case you didn't know that already
Awright, so today was my first life model sesion since juin, and before was...........oh way back when, who knows. I've got lotsa work to do but I've done it before. I just have to keep at it. The session itself is fun, it's a great gang that attends...really laid back. My only gripe is the poses rarely go over 5min... sometimes it's ok but sometimes I wanna dive into the drawing more.
But hey! I digress
Groover - thanks for keeping an eye on me and thnx for the tip, the eyedropper selects the combined color not the original one. But I guess it's like trad. medium and you just can't get quite the same tone of red or whatever. I got bored with that project so I'll give it a rest and post a finished version soon.
Didn't get ANY time to work on the face properly OR the values as I'm struggling with proportion and construction. But I'll pick up speed eventually.
some quick studies done this week
Can anybody draw me a stoopidest looking creature....Plz??
Stoopid creature concept ( no not the sp )
Stoopid creature in action
Some old doodles and from a story that never happened
Quick sketch I did while waiting for the bus.
These are studies that I SHAMELESSLY copied of Graig Mullins work. I don't understand how this man thinks "lighting". IT'S BRILLIANT !!! I warmed up with these to try and get a smooth yet rough flow to applying colors. I tried to keep them under 20 min., won't be posting studies like this often but just thought it was worth showing once.
PARt III !!! Ok, so now I got bored with this one so I finished it off best I could. This study was worth it !! learned a lot and I'll keep doing some more and trying different approaches.
Some Flash studies before bed.
I'm gonna be posting a few more of these Flash paintings. I'm designing a swallow for an animation project I'm working on.... right now I'm looking for style but especially a good palette so this bird stays coherent with the other designed work.
I have a hell of alot of work to do because in the end this bird has to be
But so far I'd like to know what some of you think.
That's the sound of my scanner.
Hear this ???
That's the sound of me dumping.
So I gave my pigeons a break today and went out to sketch stuff.
And some doodles doothat's and doodon'ts
And guess what Kids ?? Today's wednesday and it was Life model day !!
Remember those life models I posted earlier?? ( I don't know who the fuck I'm talking to but at least I'm listening ) Well I wanna get back to that level of skill but I'm gonna need more than once a week model session...Yes I am. But we'll have to see what Mr. Bank account and Mrs. Time have to say about that...Yes we do.
I'm picking up speed but.....
And that's it for today" I skipped the 3 and 5 min. poses because I work on a big dumbass 14x17 sketchbook and it's a bitch to scan..... later on I'll get my roomates camera to get this stuff in in one shot......or just call me the Bandwith Gobbler
Crits are welcome
Its great to see your improvement in color and architecture as you go along! I really get inspired when I see that kind of evolution.
I LOVE your inks, may I ask what you use? pen, brush? I am really a noob when it comes to ink and I'd love to learn more. I like what you do with it, you have skill
Also enjoying your lifedrawing sketches and drawings! Seeing people work, is like seeing a little into how they think.
Don't forget to read the stickied FAQ's before posting
Nice forshortening on the old guy, lots of good life study/sketches. Your line is improving in such short time. You have gotten some good thing going on.
Those frogs and birdy!!! um..........I really love them. Keep it up and keep them coming!
And this one I like !
I doze off and come back to post somethin' I forgot and ....... you guys are quick!!!
Marie Thanks, I have to do lot's more architecture and perspective... the first one I posted was a study from a picture, the latest was in an alley and I tried a weird warp in perspective...have to do more of those. I use 3 diff. pens. One small, that doesn't react to water and a larger ( 0,8 ) that I like to sketch with and does react to water. But they're regular felt pens that I screw aroun d with. The other one is A mars graphic3000 duo. Some weird Hybrid pen that has a felt tip and a brush on each end. IT's cool to cover large surfaces.
Xia Really happy you popped by , thanks for the encouragement.
Somethimes I think of your gesture drawings during the quick poses and think to myself....How the F&*?ck ??? So I keep trying
Understood a few things at thursday's model life session.
The skilllevel of figure drawing I had 5 years ago was when I went to sessions 4 times a week...heh....That's a note to myself Blah
Re-aquaited myself with ol' Mr. Col-erase. I don't know about you but blue has a magical flow to it.....it GLOWS. Kept it at bay for a while but I found an old friend.
Drew alot with the SIDE of the pencil......hadn't done that in a since
whoknowswhy and couldn't get over how smooth it was to get a loose construction down quickly.
Made alot of mistakes ...but admit to having a small orgasm nonetheless
Last edited by Dennal Floss; September 23rd, 2004 at 11:57 PM. Reason: Damn !! sorry for the big scans
Another Graig Mullins copy....
I've had this picture on my desktop for a week now and I had to try a speedpaint.....if you know this painting and compare it to the original version, mine looks more like a shinydwarf on a pony. Alot of info I couldn't make out on this study, but that's the beauty of his style....
such an abstract approach.
Would anybody NOT recommend me to do this kind of study ? I have no painting education (this is also the way I learned to draw ) so I can't foresee pitfalls that may be obvious to artists with a more formal education in drawing and painting.......( I also have little confidence in picking colors from my head so this is some form of artistic denial ).
Last edited by Dennal Floss; September 24th, 2004 at 05:26 PM.
Two other DP's I did a while back...one for dsg, the other for speedpaint ( a monochrome study from a pic)
This image is great...love it....way to go Dennal....you've really got a grip on this one.
Yeah I sweated a bucketload for that piece... quite a lot of effort went into it and I'm really glad you like it 'cause you inspired IT. After rumaging through your sketchthread I thought that your painting studies from movies way cool.... so I tried it. Good way to learn and thanks again.
But I ran out of breath at getting this ultra realistic type of look, so now I want to try somethin' different (did I mention you also turned me on to Craig Mullins with your DSG war environment piece ?).
Well then, I'm REALLY pleased with the result you got! It is a seriously good piece of work...and sometimes working from ref like film shots can help you with technique more than working on a 'concept' piece....It's great to see the progression in this thread, I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for sure.
Edit: BTW, I really need to work that war piece up....could make a nice finished piece.
shit man thease are all really good the animal ones are really nice hehe i love eveyr boyds animal ones like yoru frong and xia panda lol soo cool
oo man i shure wish i had a class or club with a model yours comeing along really nice ly
Liam- Gald you stopped and dropped a post. Thanks man I love yer stuff !! I hope I keep doing stuff that'll make you come here regularly.
Polly- Due to our brief yet profound exchange, I 'm gonna doodle pointlessly more often now......get rid of this xerox syndrom.
First time ever!! Life model for painting session... tried some gouache and kept trying stuff and fixing it up and trying stuff and fixing it up and ect...
So here's the incomplete product
Got a friend to pose for me while she worked on her laptop....gonna do this more often...kick me in the ass for life subjects.
Edit- yeah...pointless doodle I say......all you guys get me so riled up with pages chalkfull of creativity. I gotta get me a piece of that shit.
People here are too good !!
Last edited by Dennal Floss; September 27th, 2004 at 11:49 PM.
Its great to see the pointless doodles! I am doing the same although I've not had a lot of time recently...got some life drawing to post tonight as well...
Great work Dennal!
Sp in PS at least one hour.
I had trouble with "anchoring" the details to the face....feels like the eyes are just floating.....anyhoooo.
Crit to myself: get a haircut and shave
interesting studies dude, some of those multi-boobed monsters were pretty sick, in that good way.
Nice to see you being bold with the paintings, I started with drawing over-paints and am trying to ween off now but I think the most important thing is to just keep doing it. Keep em' coming man.